A recipe of sorts. Sorry I don’t have pics….
By Lisa Pratt
AKA… Popped Amaranth Balls
Peanut butter (the natural kind)
Honey (raw is best!)
This is a variation of the goody balls where you take oatmeal and mix in peanut butter and honey. So, just mix together some peanut butter and honey. Make it as sweet as you like. Add some popped amaranth. You may need to adjust the amounts to make the right consistency. My children love to mold the Floam into fun shapes and then eat it. Last time it was snowmen. This is so yummy.
How to pop Amaranth: You get a tall soup pot and heat it over medium to medium-high heat (About the same temperature as you use for popcorn.) Get it nice and hot. You will know it is ready when you add a pinch of whole amaranth and it pops after a few seconds. Add one Tablespoon of amaranth to the pot and start watching the grain fly. It is fun. Those little balls go everywhere! (I usually have to cover the top of the pot with my hot pads.) Shake the pot every now and then while it is popping. When the popping slows down, remove from the heat and put amaranth in a separate bowl. They do burn easily, and so if that happens, feed it to the chickens and start with another Tablespoon. I usually do about 4-5 Tablespoons for my crew.